ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.
 
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May 19, 2015
15
0
Status
Pharmacist
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.

I am selling my stuff. Please message me if you are interested. They are in fair condition (highlighted/stuff written). Willing to negotiate the price if you are interested in any of my materials.

My email is [email protected]
 

PharmAim

7+ Year Member
Jun 4, 2010
51
0
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.

I am selling my stuff. Please message me if you are interested. They are in fair condition (highlighted/stuff written). Willing to negotiate the price if you are interested in any of my materials.

Congratulations on passing Naplex!!! Was PNN compounding material sufficient for Naplex? I am interested in buying some of the materials. Please pm me. I was trying to pm you but it's not working.
 
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ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
Congratulations on passing Naplex!!! Was PNN compounding material sufficient for Naplex? I am interested in buying some of the materials. Please pm me. I was trying to pm you but it's not working.
Hey! I hope you recieved my message i sent you. If you had not please provide me your email address.
 
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ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
hey! Thanks.

I made my own notes for ID. I was able to condensed down all of ID stuff in 1 page (front and back). I made things easier for myself for both oncology and ID chapters. Rxprep and PNN are both great for ID.
 

NAPLEXCPJE2014

5+ Year Member
Apr 13, 2014
53
11
hey! Thanks.

I made my own notes for ID. I was able to condensed down all of ID stuff in 1 page (front and back). I made things easier for myself for both oncology and ID chapters. Rxprep and PNN are both great for ID.
Thanks a lot! I am referring ID from PNN but unable to remember anything. In what order you studied this chapter? Not able to send you a PM. I guess you have turned that off.
 
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ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
How do i turn that on?? i have been able to recieve messages back and forth from others.

i studied the drugs alone first before the ID treatment afterwards.
 
Aug 2, 2016
1
0
Status
Pharmacy Student
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.

I am selling my stuff. Please message me if you are interested. They are in fair condition (highlighted/stuff written). Willing to negotiate the price if you are interested in any of my materials.
 
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ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
hey UNC I have messaged you. Please check msg. Thankx.
 
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ashjpate

7+ Year Member
Apr 24, 2011
21
2
Status
Pre-Pharmacy
hey yes i have it. Did you still want it? check your msg.
 
Dec 26, 2015
9
1
Status
Pharmacy Student
I agree with ashjpate on the comparison between the 2 books. I ordered 2016 rxprep well in advance thinking this would be my go source for naplex/CPJE but i ended up going with PassNaplexNow since many of my friends had recommended them to me. I am glad I did! I scored 115 on naplex and wating on CPJE result. I am selling my 2016 course book + charts + CPJE law review book if anyone is interested please pm me and I can provide more info/pictures. Thanks!
 
Aug 16, 2016
19
4
Status
Non-Student
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.

Excellent review.
 
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May 24, 2016
21
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Pharmacy Student
PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.
 
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hey guys i still have my stuff if anyone is interested. please message me.
hello ashjpate, i am currently in the same situation that you went through , i would like to use your notes if they are still available. let me know how i can have them. thank you so much
 
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PassNaplexNow
Advantages:
  • Easy to follow powerpoint slides.
  • Dr. Goldie and Dr. Ali does a fantastic job with the lecture. They teach you in a way that helps you retain information. They give you brilliant mnenomics to memorize the difficult things, and the emphasis they put on a specific drugs during lectures helps alot!! I personally felt the lectures are straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam. They have LIVE LECTURES (I did not attend any), and ONLINE LECTURES. I only bought the online lectures so that i can go over it at my convenience. First time i went through it in 7 days.
  • Chart booklet provided (Includes some of the major disease states)
  • They provide question bank booklet. They have the same question online as well if you want to practice that way. THIS ARE MUST! in my opinion. The questions i felt helped me prepared and gave me confidence to sit for the board exam.
Disadvantages:
  • They could do a better job with the biostatistics chapter.

RXPREP
Advantages:
  • They give you everything about each and every drug. IN-DEPTH. ONLY source you probably need to be honest.
  • CALCULATIONS was very helpful.
  • If you are one of those who is well prepared through 4 years of pharmacy school, than this is the book you'd one to get. (I'll admit i was not!)
  • Majority of the students uses this book and passes.
  • Lectures are very informative!
  • Lots of practice questions which you do on the computer. They try to emulate the actual naplex experience I guess...........
  • I have spoke with Dr. Stephanie Garrett, and she was very helpful and wanted to do her best to help me pass the naplex.
  • Dr. Brown Biostatistics lecture was worth it!! It helped me prepared for that portion of the exam.
  • They underline throughout the book what you must know!!!!!
Disadvantages:
  • IN-DEPTH. Too much detail for me*.
  • Lectures were not as interesting in my opinion* as Dr. Goldie and Ali for PNN.
  • Personally, I prefer having question bank in a booklet.
  • Takes about a month to go over the lectures.
  • Lots of errors throughout the book, BUT they update it online! YOU MUST keep up with the update.

I have been trying to pass the naplex since July 2015. I finally passed and it took me a year but definitely worth it. Personally I felt PASSNAPLEXNOW was by far the best course i have taken. I took Rxprep, but it just didnt work out for me. I was not able to retain the information from Rxprep. I felt overwhelmed with so much of information. Unlike Rxprep, PNN lectures were straight to the point of what you need to know for the exam.

How I prepared for the exam?
The first 2 times i failed i was using RXPREP book quizzes lectures, which is what MAJORITY of the students uses and passes on first try. And i must agree, it is the only source you need to pass.
Unfortunately my score: Pre-Naplex: Did not take it. Actual: 68, 68 both times :'(. It was not to do with the book, but more that i just was not getting well prepared and not retaining information. I also was running out of time during the exam :(
Total time spent studying: 4-5 months.

I thought of giving PNN a chance. I went through all of the lectures in 7 days! Than I studied for about a month before i went through the lectures once again. During my last 2 weeks before the board exam, I just did the question bank and looked over the following: Biostatistics, Compouding, HIV, Cancer, and ID.
PreNaplex: 77 , Actual score: 90. I am more than happy with this score. I was depressed after i had failed the first 2 time...lost my pharmacist position i was offered... no money etc...
Total time spent studying: 2 months.

I have a created notecards on quizlet of all the drugs from RXPREP with brand generic which was very helpful. I would go through it on my phone when i go for a walk. I also have lots of notecards i have collected from other folks that have prepared it.

Pre-NAPLEX: Pre-naplex’s were really helpful to gauge the pace of the exam. This is important for the actual naplex because you only have about 1 minutes per question. It helps you get familiarize with the format of the actual naplex.

Calculation: I used SDN 120 (VERY HELPFUL), RXPREP, and PNN. It was more than enough for the actual naplex. I was unsure of maybe 4-5 math questions the most on the actual. Most of the questions were flow rates, CrCl, BMI etc. Majority of what others have said in this forum.

Naplex: my majority of the exam consisted of Biostatistics (~10), Compounding (~10), ID, Cancer, and HIV. Its very imporant to know the brand name of the drugs as well.
Hi , thank you so much for your post, it's really encouraging. I have a question, I am also using PNN course, all I have received is a main book, question bank book and online videos, what is this chart booklet?is it different from the main book or it's the same? Thank you, will appreciate your response
 
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I agree with ashjpate on the comparison between the 2 books. I ordered 2016 rxprep well in advance thinking this would be my go source for naplex/CPJE but i ended up going with PassNaplexNow since many of my friends had recommended them to me. I am glad I did! I scored 115 on naplex and wating on CPJE result. I am selling my 2016 course book + charts + CPJE law review book if anyone is interested please pm me and I can provide more info/pictures. Thanks!
Hi, can u tell me more about the charts ? Are these provided by PNN along with course book for NAPLEX?can u show a picture of any chart? Thanks
 

meanrx

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Jan 13, 2012
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Ashjpate
Can you please share your notes with me? I tried to pm but it's not letting me message you for some reason

Thanks


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Hi how is your studying.
I have question about PNN. I started studying science October from RxPrep. It is good but has a lot of details. I just finished the first 550pages but stil I cannot remember anything. I am thinking to buy PNN and study from it. What do you thing about it?
The key is to go through the material more than once. I watched the videos and read the book from cover to cover and by the end I felt the same exact way- overwhelmed and like I didn't know anything or what I read was so long ago I couldn't remember what I had learned. My suggestion is read everything! Watch the videos if you have them available to you. (you can use http://www.enounce.com/myspeed to speed up the videos cause some of the ppl talk hella slow) That gives you a base. Then go back and make your own notes. By doing that I promise material will begin to stick. Once you review a chapter, DO THE QUIZ BANK. Whatever you missed, add it to your notes. The quiz bank helps clarify things you may not have realized from reading. IT IS EXTREMELY beneficial. I played with the idea of buying PNN and when I saw what it costs I was like yeah... no lol. RxPrep is COMPLETE. All the material you need to know is there. Hope this is helpful :)
 

linh89

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Jul 19, 2012
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Hi Ashjpate,

I'm preparing for Naplex this June 16th but I feel overwhelm with marterial from RxPrep. Right now that's the only source I use, and it will be my first attempt for the Naplex.
Do you think the online course is helpful or only few of them I should listen to lecture online? If so, which are the important lecture I should listen online? It's very time consuming so I'm planing to read the lecture and do the quiz and skip the online lecture.
I also made a Quizlet with brand name and generic only. Do you think it will be enough to do well with drugs name or I should know more about allergy, side effects in general as well?

Thanks for your input
Linh Nguyễn
PS: Could you share your ID and oncology note please? I'm weak on those two, my email is [email protected]